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Ovibashi Karmi Unnayan Program (OKUP)

OKUPOvibashi Karmi Unnayan Program (OKUP) is a community-based migrants rights organisation that operates on the principles of human rights and gender justice, substantive equality and non-discrimination.

OKUP has sound capacity and expertise in the area of migrants rights, health, and social and economic reintegration. OKUP advocates for the human rights of all migrant workers across the borders including the rights of movement, rights of employment, rights of dignity, and the rights of health. The fundamental guiding principle of OKUP is the centrality of migrant workers in the migration discourse at all levels through unity, capacity enhancement, and leadership development.

Contact Details:
Adress: 542 Mridha Plaza, South Dania, Dhaka-1236, Bangladesh
Tell: +880 2 7553737
Fax: +880 2 7553737
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: http://www.okup.org.bd 

Strategic Thematic Direction

During 2011-13, through our Power in Migration and Work thematic programme, we engaged more directly with the migrant rights and labour rights movements. During 2014-2016 our work will build on the work of previous years; we will continue to push for a human rights based approach in anti-trafficking policies and practices.  We will also deepen our engagement with the issue of migration and labour.

The three thematic strategic issues outlined below are continuations of our work during 2011-13.

ACCOUNTABILITY Increasing the accountability of all anti-trafficking stakeholders involved in the design or implementation of anti-trafficking responses, towards the persons whose human rights they purport to protect.

ACCESS TO JUSTICE Broadening spaces for trafficked persons and migrant workers to practice their human rights by improving access to justice and combating all forms of discrimination that impact women’s ability to exercise their human rights as they relate to trafficking.

POWER IN MIGRATION AND WORK Centring an analysis of women’s power in their labour and migration to better assess migration and labour policies’ impact on women, and to work towards labour and migration processes that reflect migrants’ needs, aspirations and capabilities.